Tongue tacos, Italian milkshakes, candy-coated flapjacks and 47 other delicious foods and drinks you should be tasting right now.
We don’t mean to be shmaltzy, but the crew at Sidecar has the patience of Moses. Whole brisket is submerged in a brine of kosher salt, pink salt and sugar with pickling spices and garlic cloves for up to seven days, pulling flavor and moisture into the deepest recesses of the meat. With sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese melted between two pieces of grilled rye bread, it’s a conquest of biblical proportions. Sidecar Bar & Grille, 2201 Christian St. 215.732.3429. thesidecarbar.com
Here’s what we love about food in Philadelphia: everything. No, seriously. From the street vendor’s commonest cheesesteak to the most subtly spiced French-Asian hybrid delicacy, it’s all good. But some of it? Some of it is awesome. So here are 50 suggestions for dishes, ranging from sophisticated to speedy, that you’ve just got to try—whether you’re in town for the day or here for keeps.
People, you may have noticed, are fat. Real fat. And getting bigger every day. But lost in the endless conversations about the no-longer-new obesity epidemic that threatens to sink our country into a pit of health-care debt we can never pay is a very real and glaringly obvious fact: We’re all a hell of a lot skinnier than we could be.
The first PW reader to document they've had all 50 items on our list wins $100 in gift certificates to fabulous Philly restaurants. It's that easy, and that delicious.